Please join us for the November German Interest Group meeting
“What did our ancestors die of?”
This will be a Zoom only meeting (as will be the remaining fall and winter meetings).
It will begin at 7:00 PM CDT Monday 6 November.
Mark your calendar now: a reminder with the Zoom link will follow.
About the speaker:
Dave Bradford is a UW grad with degrees in medicine and business who speaks regionally to history and genealogy groups about technology and medical topics. He has been a member of the Rock County Genealogical Society and the Sheboygan County Historical Research Center for more than 25 years and has served board chairperson and secretary of the RCGS. He is currently the long term webmaster for the Society. He was recognized by the Wisconsin Genealogy Society in 2012 with the Virginia V. Irvin genealogy award.
About the program: “What did our ancestors die of?”
Archaic Medical Terminology and Interpreting Old Death Certificates. This program describes the evolution of medicine since the 1600s and the terrible diseases (and often terrible treatments) that our ancestors endured. The handout provides a helpful dictionary to common archaic medical terms and discusses reasons for and changes in death certification, including the interpretation of doctor’s remarks and reliability of genealogical data found there.
Future meetings: first Monday of the month
November 6 David Bradford RCGS "What Did My Ancestor Die of?"
December 4 Dr. Richard Lofthus “German-American World War I experience”. Based on the correspondence of Private John Warns, a first generation German immigrant.
January 2024 No meeting. Happy New Year
Web site: gig-wi.com